What does FLOP mean?

Definitions for FLOPflɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FLOP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flop(noun)

    an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

    "this computer can perform a million flops per second"

  2. flop, dud, washout(noun)

    someone who is unsuccessful

  3. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  4. flop, collapse(verb)

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

  5. flop(verb)

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

  6. flop(verb)

    fall suddenly and abruptly

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(adverb)

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  8. flop(adverb)

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"

  9. right, flop(adverb)


    "he fell flop on his face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flop(verb)

    to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap

  2. Flop(verb)

    to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat

  3. Flop(verb)

    to strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops

  4. Flop(verb)

    to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground

  5. Flop(noun)

    act of flopping

  6. Origin: [A variant of flap.]


  1. Flop

    Flop was an early-1990s pop punk band from Seattle, Washington. The band formed in 1990, released recordings on the Frontier and Sony 550 record labels, and made a brief appearance in Doug Pray's motion picture documentary Hype!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flop

    flop, v.t. to cause to hang down.—v.i. to plump down suddenly: to break down.—n. a fall plump on the ground.—adv. Flop′pily.—n. Flop′piness.—adj. Flop′py. [A form of flap.]

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  1. flop

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  2. FLOP

    What does FLOP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FLOP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tiffani Lee:

    She was walking by herself and she had on one flip flop and one tennis shoe.

  2. Jeff Weaver:

    This is not a flip flop, this is consistent with the position he held earlier in the campaign.

  3. Joan Baez:

    The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

  4. Norihiro Fujito:

    Abe's speech sparked speculation that he won't be sitting idly to let the economy flop. Investors thought there will be a rebooting of Abenomics.

  5. Saul Anuzis:

    I think he can get past it assuming he can write it off as poor articulation of the views, if it is actually viewed as a flip-flop, then it becomes an issue.

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Translations for FLOP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • провал, просвам сеBulgarian
  • zhroutit, propadnoutCzech
  • versagen, plumpsen, Misserfolg, Flop, hinplumpsenGerman
  • πτώσηGreek
  • fracasar, desplomarseSpanish
  • flopata, lysähtää, romahtaa, läjä, läsähtää, floppi, lyyhistyäFinnish
  • faire un four, fiasco, four, faire un flop, être un fiasco, faire un bide, s'effondrer, flop, bideFrench
  • sacco di letame, fallire, fallimento, fare fiasco, crollare, sacco di merda, insuccesso, mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, fiascoItalian
  • drol, afgaan, sof, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakken, neerploffen, afgang, instorten, floppen, sisser, mislukking, neervallenDutch
  • niewypał, klapaPolish
  • провалиться, плюхаться, неудача, провал, потерпеть неудачу, плюхнуться, фиаскоRussian
  • flopp, fiaskoSwedish

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